Gather your hats and gloves promptly as it’s time to leave those warm summer memories and chino shorts in the past, and start thinking about what to wear this season. If you haven’t sorted your Autumn Winter closet yet, don’t fret as we are on hand to advise.
Below we will give you some of the leading menswear trends and style ideas to not only be cosy and warm this autumn, but have complete style at the same time.
- Menswear autumn fashion ideas for 2021
- Best colour combinations and style ideas
- Some of our favourite looks on site to add to your winter essentials
- Key trends to incorporate into your wardrobe
1. NEUTRAL MENS WOOL OVERCOAT
It seems ecru (or camel, stone, beige and all its different guises) is the new black. It has become a true menswear staple colour and we are admiring this in the form of outerwear and long wool. The warm rich tones of a caramel palette work so well in the autumn season for a smart or casual look, depending how you style. A smart Chesterfield or Crombie wool men's overcoat works wonders layered over your suiting or knitwear for a fine finish.
Alternatively, we are seeing more teddy bear, plush fabrics in this colour level coming from Shearling, Borg and boucle tones through as part of the ‘Great Outdoors’ trend. This is all about people exploring the countryside and scenic parts of their local area, something last year's lockdown (one of the very few benefits) really ignited.
2. TONAL DRESSING
What is tonal dressing is a question often asked? Tonal dressing, done well, is about mixing up textures and same-y tones that look like they were almost made to sit alongside each other. Our advice is best to keep things muted if you’re a tonal novice.
Tonal dressing may look like a wardrobe art form, but it’s all about creating subtle variations on a theme. Think mixing up dark and light tones of the same hue or colour across your top and bottom, jacket, layering top and trouser.
If one-colour commitment all feels too much, don’t worry too much. You don’t have to commit to wearing the same hue throughout your entire look. If you’re a tonal novice, adding a white T-shirt or Oxford shirt for contrast can be an outfit saver, breaking up the feeling of colour monotony or overkill.
3. SUNGLASSES IN AUTUMN
You may think this is a strange one to include, but if we are still talking about the Great Outdoors then we all know that morning or evening sunshine can still be pretty glaring at times on the pupils.
Autumn is the perfect season to showcase a different, slightly more restrained look that a great pair of sunglasses will help you nail down. Instead of the metal shades or tinted lenses that suit summer months, go for pairs made from acetate or horn, with an autumnal colour palette to accentuate the rest of your fall look.
Our go to frame shapes are the classic wayfarer or club master in square or round, with varying shades of brown and dark red, tortoise shell, and basic black the hues of choice.
4. THE CHUNKY SHOE
The term ‘Dad Trainer’ seems to have been a true trend in the last couple of years, with old school 80s/90s Reebok and Adidas sneakers becoming a key choice of footwear, even being styled and paired with smarter and cleaner looks (known as high-lo dressing).
We still think the chunky shoes will be a key trend on street styles this Autumn to tie into your silhouette, with soles on brogues and boots becoming thicker and wider than ever before, with contrast soles in tans and off whites coming through.
Black is still the obvious colour of choice but you could be braver with brown and neutral tones in your footwear to accent your looks (see tonal dressing). Reference brands to look out for here are Dr Martens and Arket.
5. FASHION KNITWEAR
Textured knitwear is here to stay, the classic cable knit is becoming larger and more detailed in pattern than ever before and we are loving it. Knitwear was traditionally seen as a layering, core piece, but forget your WFH jumper and be braver with choice and colours.
Printed and statement knits are seen at the likes of Gucci and Loewe, but we love the simplicity of a cosy cashmere knitwear jumper, that’s slightly relaxed and soft to touch, we at Rampley & Co are super excited about the imminent launch of our knitted cashmere jumpers this season so be sure to keep an eye on the latest additions page over the next few weeks.